A huge pizza party took place at Death Valley to celebrate Clemson’s unbeaten season and college playoff berth to play Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 31.
Coach Dabo Swinney made good on his promise for a postseason pizza shindig at Memorial Stadium. About a month ago, the coach said it’d be pizza for everyone it the Tigers made the playoffs.
Swinney told crowd, “I know I open my mouth sometimes, but this is incredible.”
Swinney had wide grin on his face most of the time, and raised both fists in the air, pumping them to the fans’ applause when Clemson was announced as the top seed.
Fans dressed in purple and orange filled half the lower bowl at the 81,000-seat stadium.
The starting times for the college football playoff games are set, according to ESPN. No. 1 Clemson vs. No. 4 Oklahoma starts at 4 p.m. on Dec. 31 in the Orange Bowl; and No. 2 Alabama vs. No. 3 Michigan State starts at 8 p.m. on Dec. 31 in the Cotton Bowl.